The magical world of amber takes us 30-50 million years back to the bygone world. It all begins with the immense forests of pine trees in the northern part of Scandinavia. When a tree became damaged, the resin would seep out into the forest floor. The wild glaciers from the ice age and the pre-historic rivers then carried the resin to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. On its journey through time, the resin hardened and the raw nature formed it into amber – our precious Nordic Gold.

Natural History

One of the most fascinating aspects of amber is its ability to preserve insects and plants, which became trapped in the resin 30-50 million years ago. Inclusions such as insects, wood and air bubbles make the pieces even more rare and valuable.

Cultural History

In ancient times, our Scandinavian forefathers distributed amber as a unique and beautiful natural material to the rest of Europe. They worked on the amber, refined it and created jewellery and decorations that were highly sought after in the world due to its unique nature and glow. For centuries, receiving amber as a gift has been considered to bring luck. There are several myths about amber and its significance. According to the Nordic Vikings amber was the tears of the goddess Freya. Chinese myths relate that amber is the souls of dead tigers, which is why amber is a symbol of courage in China. Buddhism mentions amber as one of the seven treasures; gold, silver, aquamarine, crystal, coral, emerald and amber, and Chinese Buddhists believe that milky amber can give you unique spiritual forces. The Egyptians even buried it in tombs for the afterlife.